Bronko Nagurski Cards, Rookie Card and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Bronko Nagurski

Date of Birth: 11/3/1908
Rookie Card Year: 1935
Investment Rating: 7.0


Overview

Few may remember the great Bronko Nagurski, but most have heard the name. His football cards and autographed memorabilia command top-dollar. Nagurski is an original member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and helped the evolution of the sport in its early days. He played his entire nine-year career with one of the league's founding members, the Chicago Bears. A gifted athlete, his size and power set the bar for future running backs. In later years, Nagurski also wrestled professionally.

The Bronco Nagurski rookie card comes from the iconic 1935 National Chicle Football set. Other early paper collectibles of the great back include a Diamond matchbook cover issued in 1934.

Nagurski currently has had no memorabilia cards but does have several cut signature cards. His first are from 1999 Upper Deck Century Legends and 1999 SP Football. Autographed Bronko Nagurski items are very rare, and very expensive. Game-used equipment from his playing days is almost non-existent. Photographic prints are available on the secondary market, however, the samples that carry the real value are original first-generation photographs.

Bronko Nagurski Rookie Card

1935 National Chicle Bronko Nagurski RC #34

1935 National Chicle Bronko Nagurski RC

Card number 34 of the 36 card set, the Bronko Nagurski's rookie card features him from his All-American playing days at the University of Minnesota. The National Chicle set is one of the most popular from the pre-war era. Samples in even mid-range condition can sell for tens of thousands of dollars.

Top eBay Listings

1950s Bronko Nagurski Chicago Bears U of Minn Ink Blotter Grantland Rice Champs
$279.00

1989-DATE GOAL LINE HOF #53 BRONKO NAGURSKI HOF POP 5 PSA 10 F1986551-640
$32.99

1936 Diamond Matchbook match Cover Bronko Nagurski Chicago Bears wrestling star
$245.00

1955 Parkhurst Bronko Nagurski PSA VG-EX 4 RARE Chicago Bears NFL HOF
$199.99

TOUGH 1977 Touchdown #12 Bronko Nagurski - Chicago Bears Minnesota Gophers HOF
$9.99

1961 Topps CFL Football Card Bronko Nagurski Jr. Hamilton Tiger-Cat Graded PSA 6
$72.00

Sporting Life "T-size NSCC SPECIAL 1 of 1" - Bronko Nagurski, Chicago Bears
$6.50

BRONKO NAGURSKI 2002 SP LEGENDARY CUTS AUTOGRAPHS AUTO BGS 9.5 10 GEM MINT
$950.00

1963 Hunter's Potato Chips CFL Football #45 Bronko Nagurski
$6.00

1982-2013 Hall of Fame Metallics #20 Bronko Nagurski - NM-MT
$12.00

1938 BRONKO NAGURSKI DIXIE ICE CREAM PREMIUM 8x10 COLOR PHOTO CHICAGO BEARS
$54.99

1936 Diamond Football Matchcover #18 Bronko Nagurski-Chicago Bears-Red Border
$325.00

BRONKO NAGURSKI MINNESOTA GOPHERS 1954 QUAKER SPORTS ODDITIES #26 VG-EX+ OR EX
$34.50

(25) BRONKO NAGURSKI 1935 National Chicle Card #34 Reprints BEARS
$17.99

1938 DIXIE LIDS BRONKO NAGURSKI SGC 60 EX 5 VELVET ICE CREAM SNOW WHITE
$224.95

1975 FLEER HALL OF FAME IMMORTALS FOOTBALL CARD-BRONKO NAGURSKI-CHICAGO BEARS
$7.00
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Autograph Guide

Bronko Nagurski Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find examples of what an authentic Bronko Nagurski autograph looks like. This can be used as a first point of reference for determining the legitimacy of autograph memorabilia, but is not a substitute for having your items authenticated by a well-respected professional autograph authentication company. Some of the trusted sources within the sports memorabilia market include the following companies: PSA, JSA. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

Bronko Nagurski Cut Signature Exemplar

Bronko Nagurski Signature Example

Bronko Nagurski Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Bronko Nagurski  signature autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. Regardless of  the type of item or when it was signed, look for the following signature features:

  1. A fairly legible and even handed signature written on an even horizontal plane with a distinct lean to the right.
  2. The letter "B" often varies in the rounded-ness or lack-there-of in the loops.
  3. The spacing between the letters is very narrow, particularly on items signed in his later years.
  4. The "k", if you look closely has what looks like a numeral "3" adjacent to the angled vertical line
  5. The "N" can be mistaken for an "H."
  6. The tail of the "g" drops well below the horizontal plane.
  7. The pen lifts to start the "u" and remaining letters.
  8. The second "k" is more traditionally written than the first.
  9. The "i" is usually dotted.

Given the rare nature of Bronko Nagurski's autograph, we recommend that those collectors looking to acquire a Nagurski signature, only purchase certified items or cut signature football cards.

Bronko Nagurski Cut Signature and Autograph Pricing:

Active Listings for Bronko Nagurski Cut Signatures

200 National Treasures Bronko Nagurski Cut Signature

Bronko Nagurski Signed Index Card

Bronko Nagurski Signed Check Large

Top eBay Listings

BRONKO NAGURSKI JSA AUTHENTICATED SIGNED 1973 HOF GAME TICKET AUTOGRAPH
$135.00

Bronko Nagurski Signed 1966 Pro Football Guide Vintage Bold Auto Bears JSA
$349.99

Bronko Nagurski Autographed Signed 1975 Fleer HOF Card PSA DNA #65088400
$179.00

BRONKO NAGURSKI & JIM BROWN SIGNED FULL HALL OF FAME TICKET 1971 - JSA STICKERS
$159.00

Bronko Nagurski Signed Photo 8x10 Autographed Bears PSA DNA X26863
$294.95

Bronko Nagurski Signed Photo 8x10 Autographed Bears PSA DNA X26862
$294.95

Bronko Nagurski Signed 3x5 Index Card Autograph PSA DNA Slabbed
$119.99

Bronko Nagurski - Signed Black & White Football Photo - PSA DNA Authenticated
$169.00

RARE BRONKO NAGURSKI TWICE SIGNED SHEET PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME HOF AUTO JSA
$124.99

Red Grange & Bronko Nagurski 2014 Leaf Masterpiece Cut Signature signed 1 1 JSA
$444.44

BRONKO NAGURSKI AUTOGRAPH 3X5 INDEX CARD SIGNED PSA DNA AUTHENTIC
$127.00

Bronko Nagurski Autographed Signed 1975 Fleer HOF Card #3 PSA DNA #65088399
$179.00

Bronko Nagurski Autographed Signed 1975 Fleer HOF Card #3 PSA DNA #65088401
$179.00

RARE BRONKO NAGURSKI & GEORGE HALAS SIGNED FRAMED CHICAGO BEARS PHOTO JSA
$350.00

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Rob is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff and co-host of Cardboard Connection Radio.He is an avid collector with over 20 years of active experience in the hobby.

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